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Summer Seminar 2024: Troy Jollimore, Love’s Vision

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Location: R3.25

Thursday April 25, 2–4pm: Preface + Chapter 1: “Something In Between”: On the Nature of Love

Seminars will take place in R3.25. All colleagues, including undergraduate and postgraduate students, are very welcome.

“Love often seems uncontrollable and irrational, but we just as frequently appear to have reasons for loving the people we do. In Love’s Vision, Troy Jollimore offers a new way of understanding love that accommodates both of these facts, arguing that love is guided by reason even as it resists and sometimes eludes rationality. At the same time, he reconsiders love’s moral status, acknowledging its moral dangers while arguing that it is, at heart, a moral phenomenon—an emotion that demands empathy and calls us away from excessive self-concern. Love is revealed as neither wholly moral nor deeply immoral, neither purely rational nor profoundly irrational. Rather, as Diotima says in Plato’s Symposium, love is “something in between.””

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